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Five-patch Poppy

MGEV Carlotta Ehmen of Walton County recently sent me this lovely contribution to the 40th anniversary commemorative quilt project: Her note shared the story of the square: This 5-patch poppy quilt square is in honor of the “Poppy Lady,” Moina Belle Michael, who was a native of Walton County (Good…
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A Year in Review

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, certainly a momentous occasion to celebrate! We wrapped up all that celebration with a special edition, extended-format Annual Program Report for 2019. This 20-page report captures Georgia MGEVs in action as they volunteer thousands of hours…
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Thank you, MGEVs!

National Volunteer Week officially kicks off today, and we’re pretty excited! For an entire week, we get to give extra attention to the fantastic accomplishments of each you in your county MGEV programs. This year, since we can’t celebrate in person, we have a virtual celebration packed with pictures, stories,…
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Georgia’s Five Initiatives for MGEV Projects

What comes to mind when you hear “Environmental Stewardship”? How about “Health Benefits of Gardening”? That’s right! The state initiatives for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. These are areas of emphasis for our educational projects extended to the public to teach others about plants and gardening. You can…
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Will your agent be chosen?

For the first time ever, an award is being offered to agents who extend consumer horticulture programming through MGEV programs. Sponsored by GMGA, this award seeks to recognize and reward excellence in programming and volunteer management. Applications became available to agents on August 1, 2019, through GACAA, the statewide professional…
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Congrats to Cobb County!

Georgia was well-represented at the International Master Gardener Conference last month in Valley Forge, PA. Congratulations to Cobb County for securing a first-place award in the research category of the national Search for Excellence awards program! I will be sharing their project story in upcoming posts. It’s not too early…
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2018 EMG National Report is LIVE!

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers support Consumer Horticulture programming all across the country. We know that you are dedicated and capable individuals with an unsurpassed enthusiasm for all things plant-related. This national report, put together every other year, confirms this! Thank you for partnering with Extension to share plants and horticulture…
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